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Old 07-15-2014, 05:31 AM   #1401
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I don't drink a lot of coffee as I like it black and strong and caffeinated and if I have to much I tend to swing from the light fittings.

I either make it in the cafetiere or use the little china Melitta* filter thingy. I don't like the idea of the capsule systems as you have no control over the strength and you can't mix coffees to your own taste. Normally I prefer to grind my own but I'm currently buying ground coffee from the local deli which sells small packs of the blend they serve in the cafe. Not economical on the face of it but it avoids the waste of a partly unused pack. I do keep it in the freezer but I don't like it to be a museum piece.

(*There used to be a memorial in the local paper every year to a dead child who's name was Melitta Coffey. I used to feel very guilty for smiling when I read it)
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Old 07-15-2014, 06:28 AM   #1402
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I have finally reached the point in life whereby I no longer feel the very strong need of the latest and greatest plug-in kitchen appliance. I now see them as just one more thing to keep clean. I am very happy with my drip coffee maker. If I had the Keurig coffee maker, I would probably go through a case of the cups in one day.
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Old 07-15-2014, 07:38 AM   #1403
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ahh, how sweet it is to see everyone making time to enjoy their favorite cuppa blends. to start the day rolling, or break away for a pause, or just savor a cuppa with friends--good brew, good times, the occasional pastry to share.
today I brought along an amazing dance vid to share with you, from this season's sytycd. yes well, sharing dance vids is just one of those things vit is know to do here at the klatch. wouldn't want to disappoint....now, i'll just leave you to enjoy, while I go play with buttons and domo for a bit.

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Old 07-15-2014, 08:05 AM   #1404
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Oh, I know that CG! It is just that it would be hard hanging around knowing others were enjoying their cup of java and I couldn't! I am surprisingly better with espresso than regular coffee (decaf or not). I get headaches from the caffeine. But lattes with the espresso and lots of milk doesn't bother me so much....unless I have six a day PF!
I have cut back...
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:11 AM   #1405
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As for my capsule system/Keurig. It saves me money and I have all the flavor/ strengths I like.

Today is unusual, I'm having my coffee and breakfast before my walk. I have to be at work early for a meeting, so I will do my walkies after. Now where's my kitties?
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:35 AM   #1406
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I'm enjoying my first espresso allongé of the day. Freshly ground beans, ground with my new, red, Bodum Bistro, burr coffee grinder.
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:54 AM   #1407
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Done off to shower and my meeting...Yay!
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:58 AM   #1408
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I wonder where those kitties are. I could use some kitty time.
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:06 PM   #1409
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Sorry, I was hogging them in the library and we fell asleep.
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:27 PM   #1410
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Sorry, I was hogging them in the library and we fell asleep.
Got ya with their snooze rays, eh?
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